Federal officials alleged that the company charged customers millions of dollars for third-party subscriptions or services such as horoscopes, love tips and celebrity gossip that they never ordered or authorized.
Wireless provider Cricket Communications has agreed to pay a nearly $2.2 million fine after the Justice Department alleged that the wireless carrier overcharged federal law enforcement agencies for wiretaps. DOJ announced the fine Dec. 1.
Federal regulators recently announced a deal with T-Mobile that would provide customers with more accurate information about their mobile broadband speeds, especially those whose speeds have been reduced after reaching the monthly data cap. The Federal Communications Commission said Nov. 24 that T-Mobile will fully implement the agreement within 60 days.
Inadequate security protections of a new U.S. Department of Agriculture computer network could result in a data breach and loss, according to a new internal audit, which also found that the project's prime contractor even under- and overbilled the department for services.
The European Union implemented new roaming charge rules across its 28 member countries, capping how much people can be charged for making outgoing calls, getting incoming calls, sending text messages and going online.
Advocates for a spectrum auction where the Federal Communications Commission sets aside some spectrum specifically for smaller carriers expressed disbelief during a recent panel discussion that the restrictions would hurt the auction.
The Federal Communications Commission is stifling competition in next year's much-anticipated wireless spectrum auction, increasing chances that it could fail, said Commissioner Ajit Pai, a Republican member of the agency.
A pair of internal analyses by the General Services Administration finds much to criticize in the structure of federal telecommunications contract Networx, portraying it as too complex, inflexible, and mismatched to the way agencies buy telecom services.
Federal agencies are drafting transition plans for sharing or offloading spectrum in the 1755 to 1780 bands, but assessing what the federal government actually has and uses has been difficult, said Karl Nebbia, associate administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.
General Services Administration Chief Information Officer Casey Coleman has left her position for a job with AT&T Government Solutions, according to a Jan. 7 statement from the company.